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A Walk in Jindai-Ji

A hand-drawn guide to Tokyo's loveliest neighborhood

Jindai-Ji Temple, in the western Tokyo suburb of Chofu, is the city's second oldest temple — it's been around for nearly 1,300 years. The area around it is serene and beautiful, a popular destination for those in search of a breath of fresh air or a pile of perfect soba noodles. Here, Tokyo-based illustrator Justine Wong offers a walking tour of the neighborhood, with all her favorite stops for a leisurely day of eating and exploring.

Jindai-ji map

Jindai-Ji Temple

5-15-1 Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu, Tokyo

Jindai Botanical Garden

5-31-10 Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu, Tokyo |  +81 42-483-2300

Kitaro Chaya

5-12-8 Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu, Tokyo | +81 42-482-4059


5-9-1 Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu, Tokyo | +81 42-498-1323 |

Jindai-ji map

3-30-3 Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu, Tokyo | +81 42-487-7043

Justine Wong is a full-time freelance illustrator based in Tokyo, originally hailing from Toronto. She is also the creator of the project "21 Days in Japan: An Illustrative Study on Japanese Cuisine," consisting of 100 paintings of her meals throughout Japan.

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